Google Flights: Our Favorite Tool To Find Cheap Flights And Why
Hi Travel Bugsss! Consider this post a guide on how to find the best pricing for flights using the greatest search engine on earth! I am OFTEN asked "What is the best site to book cheap flights to X?". This should answer that.
Google flights is the most user friendly flight search engine there is. When you input a search from location A to location B, when looking at dates, the calendar is updated with the prices in real time. This is probably my favorite thing about Google Flights.
Imagine yourself wanting to go from Chicago to Atlanta round trip and you are flexible with dates and you input the origin and destination and as you go to select your departure date you are met with a bevy of prices for the entire month that is updated with each selection you make. For example, select April 1st as a departure date and the calendar will update to show pricing for return dates after the 1st with all the cheapest dates highlighted in green.
Now, let's select a departure date and see what happens.
I selected April 4th and sure enough, the rest of the calendar updated accordingly with updated return flight information. The cheapest fares are highlighted in green.
According to this feedback, a roundtrip flight from Chicago to Atlanta departing April 4th and returning April 13th should be $102. Let us see if that holds true.
There you have it! The flight is in fact $102 round trip on Spirit Airlines. Now, whether or not you should actually BOOK a Spirit Airlines flight, is a discussion for another post! That is is for google flights for now! Let us know if you have any questions regarding using it! Also be sure to check out our article on how to get price alert notifications here.
That's it for now! Later!